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How to effectively clean your microwave: no dirt or outdated grease will survive

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How to effectively clean the microwave. Source: Pexels

A microwave is a versatile kitchen appliance that can replace several devices at once. It will perfectly cope with such tasks as heating food, making a delicious dessert or an omelet for breakfast. And of course, with frequent use, dirt appears inside the oven, and it's not so easy to clean it with plain water.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information and will tell you how to clean a microwave oven from dirt of varying complexity.

How to effectively clean a microwave

For light stains

You will need:

  • water
  • microwave bowl
  • sponge, cloth or paper towel

How to wash:

How to clean the microwave with water

1. Pour water into a bowl and place in the oven. Heat the water at maximum power for 10-15 minutes.

2. After the time is up, wait another 2-3 minutes. Then open the door, remove the bowl and wipe the dirt from the walls of the microwave.

For medium to heavy stains

You will need:

  • microwaveable bowl
  • water - 2 cups
  • citric acid - 1-2 tbsp.
  • sponge, cloth or paper towel
How to clean the microwave with citric acid

How to wash:

1. Pour water into a bowl and add citric acid. Stir the mixture. Heat the mass at maximum power for 10 minutes.

2. After the time is up, wait another 2-3 minutes. Then open the door, take out the bowl and wipe off the dirt from the walls of the microwave.

For old grease

You will need:

  • microwave bowl
  • water - 1-1.5 cups
  • vinegar - 3 tbsp.
  • sponge, cloth or paper towel
How to clean the microwave from old grease

How to wash:

Before starting to wash, housewives advise opening a window and ventilating the room all the time because vinegar has a pungent odor.

1. Mix water with vinegar.

2. Stir the mixture. Heat the mass at maximum power for 10-15 minutes.

3. After the time is up, wait another 2-3 minutes. Then open the door, take out the bowl and wipe the dirt from the walls of the microwave.

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